Hurricanes lesson



Hello today we are going to be talking about how hurricanes form and how a certain hurricanes path went. Hurricanes can be as big as 200 miles wide! And have wind speeds up to 200 miles an hour!

2005 hurricanes and storms

In 2005 hurricanes began early starting on June ninth it started in the southwest Caribbean Sea. Tropical storm Bret also started in June with makes it the thirteen time since 1851 since two tropical storms have formed in June. Five more storms happened in August and two were hurricanes and that brings the season total up to twelve named storms and 4 hurricanes. I'm September five hurricanes formed and that doubled the June and September average for hurricanes and named storms. Hurricane Wilma went into the record books in October for having the lowest central pressure of any Atlantic hurricane coming in at 882mb, beating hurricane Gilbert in 1988 which had a central pressure of 888mb.

Where do hurricanes form

Hurricanes can be powerful and fast and there are different categories. Hurricanes will form on or near the equator because the water is warmer.


To examine authentic sea surface temperature data to explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface

How are hurricanes categorized

Hurricanes are categorized by wind speed and flooding and after they will also be classified by damage of trees and homes.

How do hurricanes form?

Hurricanes are huge storms and and be 600 miles in diameter and can have winds up to 75 miles and hour to 200 miles an hour. Hurricanes gather heat and energy and the water that is the hottest is from the equator so hurricanes will first form near or on the equator.
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Explain the effect on the temperature in your line plot after the hurricane passed?

On the line plot close to September twenty fourth and twenty fifth there was a huge drop in the ocean's temperature. around thirty degrees Celsius to about twenty five degrees Celsius Was The drop.but prior to the hurricane the waters were hot and had a lot of heat/energy .After the hurricane past the ocean's temperature was still low. Because the hurricane took all the heat energy from the ocean.

How long did it take for the SST to return to the previous temperature?

It took around it took around two and a half weeks for it to go back to normal which is on October the tenth.

What conclusions can you make about how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean?

I think that hurricanes extract or take away energy from oceans by taking the warm evaporated water that's in the air. The evaporated warm water has lots of energy and then when the air is pulled or sucked into the hurricane it goes up and then cools that releases the energy. The hurricane uses that energy to become big and have high wind speeds basically fueling the hurricane.


Is there evidence of a change in sea surface temperature (SST) in the data maps ?

There was a change in temperature in the Gulf Of Mexico as the days moved on. I also see that the temperature is mostly the same as there is more orange in the early dates but it starts to go away. The water was very hot around louisiana.

What other effects on SST may be occurring?

The temperature is most of the time staying the same and is sometimes lowering in temperature.

The hurricane is extracting the energy from the water and is building up in the Gulf Of Mexico.

As you can see in the Atlantic ocean the water is very cool but it starts to rise around Florida and keeps building up.